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Architecture in McCain Library

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If you loved student Assistant Annel Chavez’s Anime Display, you’ll love her display about McCain library’s architectural changes up until now. Her display is complete with visuals and fun facts about everyone’s favorite studying place. Here is what she had to say:

“Have you ever wondered how the great McCain Library came to be? Well look no further; the library is now featuring a display that reminisces the history of the dear and beloved McCain Library. Feel free to check it out [on the 1st floor of McCain Library} when you get the chance.”

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WEBCOMICS: A Digital Space for Humor

 

Library student assistants Folasade, Isabelle, and Yasmine have curated a visual display for a common like that they (and possibly you!) share: webcomics. Here’s what they had to say regarding their inspiration and resources at the library:

We created this display in hopes to raise interest in webcomics while also displaying some of our favorite works. We also chose books from the library that correspond to the subject or theme of the webcomics.”

To read more about their favorite webcomics, where to find them, and where to find webcomics in general, visit their display on the first floor of McCain Library! They also recommend HiveWorks and Webtoons as good websites for collections of webcomics.

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African and Black Dance Display: Past and Present

First year student assistant Mia Iverson curated a display on the evolution of African dance and its influence in Black culture today. When you visit McCain Library, stop by to view her display on the first floor by the elevator and borrow some of the materials she pulled!

About Mia:

“My name is Mia Iverson, and I’m a first year student assistant here at McCain Library. I was inspired to create this display because I have participated in dance since I was five years old. Then, I also saw the “Many Steps” movie last semester in Africana Studies, which sparked my interest in the overall topic of African dancing and its origin.”

About the Display:

“This display focuses on the evolution of dance in Africa. The books, movies, and music that is provided below offer a small portion of how African dance has been developed and maintained over the past decades. Some African dance practices have become apart of the black dance culture and that is shown in a few of the resources [for the display].”

 

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Mexican Artists & Muralists

Don’t forget to check out student assistants Lauryn Ewens (’22) and Rachel Magana’s (’21) display on Mexican Muralists when you get the chance! Their display combines visuals and literature concerning not just some of the most influential Mexican muralists, but also Mexican artists such as, Frida Kahlo and Jose Guadalupe Posada. They were inspired to create this display because of our LDR 101 class “Mexican Muralism and the Rise of Public Art” (shameless plug) taught by Professor Korol. This course sparked an interest in the art of that time period and has found a cozy corner in McCain!

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McCain Library’s First Weekend of ADDED Exam-Time Hours for ASC Students

Friday, Dec 7     Open late: 8 AM – 2 AM

  • All library services until 10:30 PM
  • Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM
  • @ 2 AM, ASC ID’s will access some of the
    common spaces on the Ground Floor
    of Campbell Hall

Saturday, Dec 8   Open late: 11 AM – 2 AM

  • All library services until 10:30 PM
  • Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM
  • @ 2 AM, ASC ID’s will access some of the
    common spaces on the Ground Floor of
    Campbell Hall

Sunday, Dec 9      Open: 1 PM – 2AM

Next weekend (Dec 14-16) will also have additional, but different, hours and services.

Good luck wrapping up this semester!

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NaNoWriMo: Final Meetup for National Novel Writing Month (with prizes!)

National writers month!

We’ve finally arrived to the end of November, so help us end our NaNoWriMo meetups with a bang! The final, culminating meetup will be in Group Study 132 on the first floor of McCain Library from 6-7pm, and we will be raffling gift cards!

Thank you for joining us to write!

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McCain Mad Libs Display

Welcome Back Scotties!

Many of you submitted many hilarious Mad Libs, and there were too many funny ones to only post a few online. To fix the dilemma, we’ve posted them in the ground floor display by the elevator in McCain Library!

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We will switch them out weekly, so check back every week for a good laugh as you prepare for finals :).

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NaNoWriMo: On Narrative and Creative Writing

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If you navigate to the “About” page on the National November Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) website, you will find this brief, but meaningful statement:

National Novel Writing Month is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (formerly known as the Office of Letters and Light) that believes your story matters.”

Perhaps the most personal part of this introduction is the implication that your story matters rather than just a story.

NaNoWriMo encourages participants to write about anything they wish, but the emphasis here is on the voice telling the narrative. Your voice.

100 people could tell the same story over and over again. But…could anyone tell it quite like you, with your inflection, your memories, your understanding, or your personage?

This is why your story truly matters. Your personal voice and idiosyncrasies affect the timbre and texture of narratives, putting a one of kind fingerprint on otherwise recycled stories.

With this in mind, consider the collection of books set up next to the NaNoWriMo Display on the first floor of McCain Library. Each one was either:

  • Written by a person who wrote the book during NaNoWriMo and became a best-selling author
  • Deals with narrative and the re-telling or re-writing of fictional and/or actual events
  • Re-tells familiar literature in a new way -OR-
  • Reveals the power and impact of narrative and different voices retelling that narrative on and throughout generations and communities.

If you would like to participate in our weekly  NaNoWriMo meetups, click here for more information.

To go to the NaNoWriMo website, click here.

Happy Writing & Narrating ✒.

 

 

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!! CLOSING EARLY TONIGHT (11/08/18)!!

Hi All,
Closed Library
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the library will be closing early at 10:30 pm tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8.
We apologize for any inconvenience and suggest that students with late night studying needs move over to the common spaces and accessible centers on the ground floor of Campbell Hall.
With Care,
McCain Library Staff